Testing Newton’s Third Law

Jess and I had the honor of testing Newton’s Third Law the other day. For those less familiar here’s a refresher.

Formally stated, Newton’s third lawis: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The statement means that in every interaction, there is a pair of forces acting on the two interacting objects. The size of the forces on the first object equals the size of the force on the second object.

In our case the force was a moving car and the equal and opposite reaction was my front passenger wheel!

Here’s the results:









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